Tesco Plc Chief Executive Officer Phil Clarke’s decision to open fewer big supermarkets in the U.K. marks the end of a space race that has defined the country’s largest retailer for the past two decades, leaving online sales as his next frontier for growth.
Tesco Plc, the largest U.K. retailer, said Chief Executive Officer Terry Leahy will step down in March after 14 years in the position. Phil Clarke , the head of the company’s operations in Asia and Europe, will succeed him.
Tesco Plc Chief Executive Officer Terry Leahy , who said yesterday he will step down next year, came to dominate the U.K. retail market. He’s leaving the rest of the world and a crowded domestic industry to his successor.
In more than a decade as chief executive officer of Tesco Plc, Terry Leahy prided himself on the creation of an international business that grew to become a third of sales. His successor is starting to dismantle it.